Lamplighter Media Productions

Keeping Families Close in Times of Need

Keeping Families Close in Times of Need

November 13, 2019

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a nonprofit organization aimed at "keeping families close" by providing a home away from home while their children are being cared for at the hospital. Ronald McDonald House Charities was started by Fred Hill, Jim Murray, and Audrey Evans. Fred Hill's daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 1971. Through the many treatments his daughter received, M...

Media Arts Career and Technical Education Pathway

November 10, 2019

One of the more popular pathways at Dunbar offers students opportunities to study careers in media production. The Media Arts Pathway at Dunbar consists of seven classes split into two sections. Students can take all seven classes, including media internships, in either section. The classes in this pathway give students the opportunity to verse themselves in multiple Adobe programs and give students...

Two Sides of the Trump Rally

Two Sides of the Trump Rally

November 8, 2019

Two staff reporters took on the challenge of covering the Nov. 4 Trump Rally at Rupp Arena. One was outside. The other was inside. Here are their stories.

Have iPhones really changed?

November 4, 2019

iPhones have come a long way in terms of appearance, but have they really changed at their core? This year, Apple released the new iPhone 11 and the 11 Pro which stay true to their predecessors as both carry over the same overall design and displays. The 11 starts at a price of $699 and the 11 Pro starts at $999. The main changes come in the spec bump from an A12 bionic chip to an A13, ...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Wendy Turner

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Wendy Turner

November 4, 2019

Dunbar students know that Lamplighter kids put so much work into their products, but what many don't know is the face behind the program: Mrs. Wendy Turner. Mrs. Turner has been teaching for 18 years. However, before she became a teacher, she worked at the Lexington Herald-Leader as a Bluegrass Communities reporter and this is what she said led her to discover her love for education. “I was writing s...

PLD Organ Donation Drive

October 31, 2019

Dunbar has been promoting organ donation through a drive and teaching students what it means to be a donor. Advertising and opening registration in the cafeteria, we have been talking face to face with students about why being a donor is the right thing to do. The organizers want everyone to know why donating organs to medicine or science is beneficial.  Donate for Life is a nonprofit organization...

Dunbar Students Gear Up for Halloween

October 31, 2019

Around the city, kids of all ages are gearing up for the holiday which is being celebrated on Nov. 2 this year. Halloween means different things to different age groups from adorable toddlers dressed up in cute costumes to teens having the perfect justification to watch horror movies well into the morning. We surveyed Dunbar students about their favorite parts of this multifaceted festivity. Th...

The Dos and Don’ts of Halloween

The Dos and Don’ts of Halloween

October 30, 2019

Halloween is a time full of parties, tricks, treats, and friends. Although it is a fun-filled holiday, there are rules people need to adhere to. These are my Halloween dos and don'ts.   Halloween Dos:  Do hang out with friends. Turn off your phone for a while, pop some popcorn, watch a scary movie, or even play a board game. Do go to the movies. Gather a few of your friends, or your famil...

Why Elections Matter Even if You Can’t Vote

October 30, 2019

For many years, I thought of Election Day as nothing more than a day off from school. I’d sleep in late, watch TV or YouTube videos all day, and let my parents tell me whether our government had been saved or ruined.  This response can feel natural to many teenagers. After all, we’re too young to vote, so why bother staying informed, right? With all the academic and social stress that is a p...

World Language Opportunities at PLD

October 23, 2019

Students at Dunbar are fortunate to have many opportunities available through Dunbar's world language department which includes instruction in German, French, and Spanish. Here's what they've been up to this past month: German The German Club hosted an international tour bus on Sept. 30. A company brought the Wanderbus to Dunbar for German students to dive deeper into the cultural roots of the lan...

Vaping Health Crisis

Vaping Health Crisis

October 17, 2019

When you were little, what chapstick did you choose? Original or cherry? What ice cream did you choose? Plain vanilla or chocolate? Today, what vape flavor do you choose? Tobacco or Mango?  The market for electronic cigarette flavored vapors is targeted towards teens and young adults. Teen vaping can be correlated to vape flavors, making e-cigarettes appeal to minors. These flavors inclu...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Amber Faris

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Amber Faris

October 15, 2019

For those who know her, English teacher Mrs. Amber Faris is an amazing film studies teacher and an even better English teacher. Not only does she help you succeed in the classroom, she always makes sure you're ready for whatever the world may throw at you. For those who don't know her, here is a little more about her. Before she decided to become a teacher, she foresaw a career in journalism. “I...